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Leather, Rubber & Urethane Drive Belts
By Tom Neuhaus

I have been experimenting with urethane belts myself.  At first
blush these seem to be a great alternative to leather and rubber.
For one, the urethane belts don't slip.  They also are great if
you have a three-step pulley to change speed on a 10-tune roll.

My biggest issue with them is that they vibrate while running.  On
one machine I restored it vibrated itself off the pulley.  On a
Coinola "C" I restored the customer called and had the urethane
belt replaced with leather.  We could actually hear the belt vibrate.
I included a YouTube link that will show what I am talking about: 

Tom Neuhaus - The Mechanical Music Workshop
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Message sent Sun 17 Jun 2012, 15:43:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Belts, Drive, Leather, Rubber, Urethane

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